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Taster days: the global history of mathematics

Strand Campus, London

05JunAn image of an ancient Mayan Calendar, carved into stone
 

This summer, King’s College London is celebrating the global history of maths with a free to visit exhibition in our newly refurbished Strand Cultural Quarter. Extend your visit to this fascinating exhibition by booking a taster day for your students. 

 

About the exhibition

The exhibition will look at contributions to the development of maths from across the world such as abacuses from China, Mayan number systems, Latin squares from Korea and Ukrainian sphere packing. The exhibits will be created by the artist Zarah Hussain and will show the visual excitement of mathematics.

The exhibition is free and open to all, so anyone is welcome to pop into the Bush House Arcade on our Strand Campus 10:00–18:00, Mon - Fri between 4 and 26 June.

 

Taster day information

You are invited to bring your Year 10 students to King’s for a free taster day centered on the exhibition. The visit will consist of viewing the exhibition, a mathematical talk, an interactive workshop and a campus tour showcasing what university life is like for students.

Taster days will run 10:15 – 14:30, in-person at King’s College London’s Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS. 

If you’d be interested in arranging a taster day, please email nmes-outreach@kcl.ac.uk ASAP and no later than Friday 19 April. Please state the dates that you would be available (5 to 25 June inclusive), and the number of Y10 students you would like to bring. We can generally accommodate up to 30 students.

Any questions, please email nmes-outreach@kcl.a.uk.

 

Accessibility

This exhibition is in the Bush House Arcade, on the ground floor of Bush House. The space is fully wheelchair accessible, with designated spaces for wheelchair users. There are accessible bathrooms on this floor.

The nearest step-free underground station is Blackfriars, but a number of bus routes stop a short distance from the Strand Campus. 


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